By: Joe Graedon February 9, 2004 0 Comments
    Can Vitamins Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Q. I just heard on the news that large doses of vitamins C and E have been shown to help stave off Alzheimer's in older people. Do you know anything about this? And if this is true, what constitutes a…

    By: Joe Graedon February 2, 2004 0 Comments
    Cornstarch Did Not Solve Skin Problem

    Q. I have to correct something I sent you a while ago. I have rosacea and when I read that someone used cornstarch to control it, I tried it. I thought it was great and wrote to you. But I was mistake…

    By: Joe Graedon January 26, 2004 1 Comments
    Mint Makes Heartburn Worse

    Q. Several years ago I was experiencing serious heartburn. I had always enjoyed chewing mint gum, and as the symptoms got worse I chewed more and more. I thought that chewing gum was helping the probl…

    By: Joe Graedon January 5, 2004 0 Comments
    Daily Dose Of Cinnamon May Cut Risk Of Diabetes

    Q. I'd like some advice on blood sugar. At present I am not a diabetic. My blood glucose is 125 and my hemoglobin A1C is 5.7, which puts me in the high normal range. I do not take any medication, but …

    By: Joe Graedon December 29, 2003 0 Comments
    Will Coconut Control Doggie Diarrhea?

    Q. I have read in your column that coconut can help relieve chronic diarrhea in humans. Would the coconut work on dogs? I have an 8-year-old Lab with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and would lov…

    By: Joe Graedon December 22, 2003 1 Comments
    Flea Infestation Is Hard To Fight

    Q. Help me! I have fleas! I mean, the dog has fleas but they are eating me alive. My ankles look like they have been through a meat grinder. What can I do? A. The first thing to do is treat your pet. …

    By: Joe Graedon December 15, 2003 0 Comments
    Coconut Treats May Relieve Diarrhea

    Q. More than 20 years ago I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Tests revealed no cause. Diarrhea attacks accompanied by severe abdominal pain rarely gave me time to find a bathroom bef…

    By: Joe Graedon December 8, 2003 0 Comments
    Olive Oil May Restore Marital Bliss

    Q. I stopped using estrogen last summer, but now I am suffering with vaginal dryness. This is causing me a lot of discomfort and is making relations with my husband difficult. I remember reading in yo…

    By: Joe Graedon December 1, 2003 0 Comments
    Turmeric Eases Suffering From Psoriasis

    Q. My daughter's psoriasis was quite severe. She had a red rash and scaling on both arms from shoulders to wrists. When I read your column about turmeric helping psoriasis, she started taking this spi…

    By: Joe Graedon November 24, 2003 0 Comments
    Clear The Air With A Charcoal Cushion

    Q. I have been searching high and low for a pillow that is supposed to deodorize gas. You sit on it and something inside the cushion traps offensive odors. If you've written about this product, please…

    By: Joe Graedon November 17, 2003 0 Comments
    Podiatrist Knocks Home Remedies For Nail Fungus

    Q. I am a Podiatrist, and I would like to comment on toenail fungus and treatment. When you write, "Home remedies don't always work," you imply that sometimes they do work. This is untrue. Home remedi…

    By: Joe Graedon November 10, 2003 0 Comments
    Superglue Solution To Stubborn Warts

    Q. I read your article on getting rid of warts by soaking them in hot water. I have a better solution. I had a huge wart come up on my stomach. I used instant glue and smothered it to death! It turned…

    By: Joe Graedon November 3, 2003 0 Comments
    Natural Approaches Can Lower Cholesterol

    Q. My cholesterol has ranged from 240 to 300 for years. My doctor finds these numbers unacceptable and has insisted I take medication. First I was put on Lescol. My muscles hurt so much I could barely…

    By: Joe Graedon October 27, 2003 7 Comments
    Pomegranate Juice For Chronic Diarrhea

    Chronic diarrhea is debilitating. Even if there is no serious medical condition causing liquidity, this condition can interfere with both work and leisure activity. People tell us they can't leave hom…

    By: Joe Graedon October 20, 2003 0 Comments
    Is Coral Calcium Just A Craze?

    Q. A friend of mine swears by coral calcium that she orders through the mail. She says it cures her aches and pains. What makes coral calcium different from the inexpensive calcium I buy in the grocer…

    By: Joe Graedon October 13, 2003 0 Comments
    MSM Saves Reader’s Hair

    Q. I went through menopause early, at age 42, and was distressed to find my hair falling out. I read that MSM might reverse this problem and started taking it. My hair stopped falling out and has been…

    By: Joe Graedon October 6, 2003 0 Comments
    Can Herb Counter Memory Loss After Surgery?

    Q. I have had six surgical procedures in as many months, the last being a quadruple bypass. My memory and cognitive thinking has diminished considerably, and I'm wondering if gingko biloba will help t…

    By: Joe Graedon September 29, 2003 0 Comments
    Iced Tea Soothes Singed Hand

    Q. I was incinerating papers in the back yard one day when the wind changed and my hand was badly burned. I rushed into the house, and my daughter, who did not know anything had happened, handed me a …

    By: Joe Graedon September 22, 2003 1 Comments
    Home Remedy May Ease Misery Of Canker Sores

    Q. My 37-year-old daughter has battled canker sores her entire life. It's not unusual for her to have more than 10 at a time. She's tried a lot of different treatments over the years with little succe…

    By: Joe Graedon September 15, 2003 2 Comments
    Witch Hazel Fights Off Mosquitoes

    Q. I was too lazy to put on jeans yesterday afternoon and went out to weed the garden in shorts. I had no insect repellent, so of course the mosquitoes ate me alive. I was in a hurry to finish the job…

    By: Joe Graedon September 8, 2003 0 Comments
    Is Fish Oil Full Of Mercury?

    Q. I keep reading that eating fish is good for your heart, your brain and just about everything else. I am not fond of fish, so I have started taking fish oil capsules. A friend says fish oil is conta…

    By: Joe Graedon September 1, 2003 0 Comments
    Curry Powder Clears Skin Condition

    Q. A few months ago you wrote about turmeric being used for boils and also being studied for treating arthritis and cancer. This bit of information has changed my life. I've suffered with psoriasis fo…

    By: Joe Graedon August 25, 2003 0 Comments
    Too Much Tuna Risky For Pregnant Woman

    Q. I love tuna fish and salmon and eat at least four or five servings a week (especially tuna). I am trying to get pregnant and read that a pregnant woman should limit her intake of fish. Is that true…

    By: Joe Graedon August 18, 2003 0 Comments
    Ginkgo Restores Sexual Pleasure

    Q. I started taking Gingko biloba a few months ago for leg pain due to poor circulation. I got moderate relief from the leg pains, but I also began having great orgasms! I didn't ascribe it to the her…

    By: Joe Graedon August 11, 2003 0 Comments
    Cornstarch Saves Face

    Q. I have been suffering with an intractable combination of seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. I've been using coal tar Tegrin for the psoriasis and Cortaid cream with poor results. My face, ears an…

    By: Joe Graedon August 4, 2003 0 Comments
    Another Fish Oil Tale Of Gray Hair Gone

    Q. I have been taking fish oil concentrate for heart health. After reading other readers' comments on fish oil restoring their hair to its original color, I checked mine in the bright sunlight. Lo and…

    By: Joe Graedon July 28, 2003 0 Comments
    Television Tip Stops Hiccups

    Q. I really appreciate the tips, updates and news in your column. When I read advice about halting hiccups, I'm reminded about the only sure-fire way I've ever found to stop hiccups--and I learned it …

    By: Joe Graedon July 21, 2003 1 Comments
    Omega-3 Fats Restore Natural Hair Color

    Q. I am responding to a recent column about omega-3 fats changing hair color. When I was 30 years old, my formerly dark brown hair had turned completely gray. Now at age 63 I have a lot of my former h…

    By: Joe Graedon July 14, 2003 0 Comments
    Cats Boast Thicker Fur With Supplement

    Q. After an automobile accident that fractured my sternum and ribs and resulted in a herniated disk, I searched diligently for pain relief. Conventional over-the-counter pain relievers all had side ef…

    By: Joe Graedon July 7, 2003 0 Comments
    How Good Are Natural Mosquito Repellents?

    Q. I would like your recommendation for a natural insect repellent. Now that the mosquitoes are buzzing again I want something to reduce the threat of West Nile Virus. A. There's nothing as effective …

    By: Joe Graedon July 2, 2003 0 Comments
    Is Coral Calcium A Miracle Cure?

    Q. I have a friend who is enthusiastic about coral calcium. She claims it is supposed to cure aches, pains and almost anything else. It's pretty hard to believe it could do all that. Is coral calcium …

    By: Joe Graedon June 23, 2003 1 Comments
    Unfreeze Your Brain With Your Tongue

    Q. What causes "brain freezes" from eating ice cream too fast? Is there any drug or supplement to prevent these excruciating headaches? A. Brain freeze, or as doctors call it, "frigid headache," occur…

    By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2003 0 Comments
    Can Curry Powder Fight Cancer?

    Q. Could you please respond to all of the articles that I've been reading lately that hail turmeric as a powerful herb for its anti-inflammatory abilities, cancer prevention abilities and much more? A…

    By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2003 0 Comments
    Common Sense Best Guide For Health

    With years of research and millions of taxpayer dollars, scientists have discovered what the old wives always knew. The cornerstone to good health is common sense. Grandma always said that to stay hea…

    By: Joe Graedon June 2, 2003 0 Comments
    Can Diet Change Hair Color?

    Q. My husband and I have started eating more omega-3 fats. We now take a spoonful of freshly ground flax seed daily. We eat salmon and English walnuts several times a week to improve our health. As a …

    By: Joe Graedon May 26, 2003 0 Comments
    Vicks Vaporub Heals Sore Heels

    Q. You have often mentioned unusual uses for Vicks VapoRub. I decided to try it on my cracked heels. For the past three years I have applied every possible cream, but nothing worked till I decided to …

    By: Joe Graedon May 19, 2003 0 Comments
    Sticky Solution For Wound Healing

    Q. I have been using honey as an ointment to prevent and treat skin infections for years. Not only does it work for cuts and scrapes, but it also works on herpes cold sores, cutting down on the length…

    By: Joe Graedon May 12, 2003 0 Comments
    Do Older Folks Need To Give Up On Sex?

    Q. My husband and I live in a retirement community. One common subject here is what to do when one spouse has an active sex drive but the other no longer functions in this area. Usually, the reason is…

    By: Joe Graedon May 5, 2003 0 Comments
    Can Fatty Acids Cure Cocker Spaniel’s Itch…

    Q. I know you mostly answer questions about human problems but I have three pedigree cocker spaniels with dry skin. They scratch all the time but have no fleas. I have tried conditioner and baby oil o…

    By: Joe Graedon April 28, 2003 0 Comments
    Kissing Could Be Lethal

    Q. My girlfriend is very allergic to shrimp and crab and, I suspect, lobster as well. I love them but have avoided eating them since we have been together. This summer we shall have our vacation at th…